- Clark County Historical Newspapers Archive
- Clark County Historical Museum Photograph Collection
- Vancouver Branch of the NAACP Digital Collection
- Mapping Clark County
- Clark County’s Most Wanted
- Vancouver Area Chronology
- Research Box Search Tool
- Other Online Resources
The Clark County Historical Newspapers Archive is part of an ongoing digitization project that aims to make the Clark County Historical Museum’s collection of local newspapers available online in the form of a keyword-searchable database. Currently about 80 issues or two years’ worth of the Vancouver Independent is available online. We plan to continue to digitise the collection pending funding.
This project is possible thanks to partnership between CCHM and the Washington State University Vancouver Library Archive and through partial funding from the Joanne Galloway Charitable Lead Trust.
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The Clark County Historical Museum Photograph Collection includes over 7,500 photographic images from the main photograph collection at the Clark County Historical Museum. The collection contains images from Clark County’s history as a community based on trade and agriculture during the nineteenth and early twentieth century as well as its growth in industry and commerce through the post World War II era. Other features in the collection include photographs of historic buildings, social life, notable families and citizens from the area and scenic views. Locations include Amboy, Brush Prairie, Battle Ground, Camas, Harmony, Heisson, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, Woodland, Yacolt and others.
This project is an ongoing collaboration between the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM), the Washington State University Vancouver Library and the Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC). Funding for this project was provided by Clark County’s Historical Promotion Grants Program.
The Vancouver Branch of the NAACP collection featured in the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive (CREBHA) contains over 120 selected items from the collection including manuscripts, photographs, publications, newspaper clippings and ephemera that documents the history of the organization and its presence in Vancouver , Washington over the past 50 years. The collection highlights the organizations participation in racial equality, its tradition of community service in education, employment, health and housing and its ongoing relationship with city and civil leaders in efforts to address the needs of the African American community in Vancouver and across the nation. The collection features a number of programs and ephemera from community campaign, meetings, conferences and cultural events.
The Vancouver Branch of the NAACP Digital Collection exists thanks to a partnership between the Vancouver chapter of the NAACP and the Washington State University Vancouver History Department
The Mapping Clark County Collection includes selections from the Clark County Historical Museum’s maps collection, aerial photographs collection and general photograph collection. Images include subject sections involving geography, aerial views, street scenes and transportation. The collection is intended to show examples of Clark County’s transforming landscape over time.
Mapping Clark County is a collaborative effort between the CCHM, the WSU Vancouver Library and WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC).